Who should direct 'Napoleon' if Steven Spielberg doesn't?
We review some potential helmers who could do Kubrick right
Polish director Holland's trio of Oscar-nominated WWII dramas (“Angry Harvest,” “Europa Europa” and last year's “In Darkness”) proved her vivid sense of both the political fog and personal consequences of war, which would lend gut immediacy to a depiction of Napoleon's conquests. She's been on less sure footing with period biopic material – artist studies “Total Eclipse” and particularly “Copying Beethoven” were bad misfires – but this particular subject might play more to her strengths. She's also recently excelled as a TV director, scoring an Emmy nod for “Treme,” with episodes of “The Wire” and “The Killing” also under her belt.
- Guy Lodge